Linda Epstein
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Senior Agent @EmeraldCityLit Writer (Repairing the World, Aladdin/S&S, Summer 2022) lindaepsteinauthor.com New School MFA alum Repped by @renarossner she/her
152 MSWL
81 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I'm THE RIGHT agent for stories about friendship, 1st love, sex-positive teen relationships, anything art related (but especially a heist!), fighting climate change, navigating social injustice, food nerds, theatre nerds, Star Trek nerds, math nerds, nerds in general. #mswl

❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/They) • Latinx
99 MSWL
184 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

Overall themes I'd like:

- Grey morality
- Small town settings with intricate interpersonal relationships
- Angst
- Soft boys, especially those who can admit feelings
- Slow burn romance
- Enemies to lovers
- Childhood best friends
- Fae (think Holly Black)

❄️Megan❄️ - Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/They) • Latinx
99 MSWL
184 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

If you have a friendship breakup book, especially following the aftermath (in MG or YA), then I'd love to see it. Or even friends who realize they're not right for each other anymore.

Friendship breakups are painful!

Bibi Lewis
@Bibi_Lewis
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. Consistently feminist, constantly knitting
56 MSWL
10 Tips

I hope to continue to see excellent YA mysteries and thrillers, Romance and Big Friendship stories (or any intersection of the two that permeates high school!), MG adventure and sleuths, and historical fiction that tackles big issues in very personal and direct ways #mswl

Bibi Lewis
@Bibi_Lewis
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. Consistently feminist, constantly knitting
56 MSWL
10 Tips

Also on the adult end I would love to find commercial and upmarket friendship focused stories that really show the complexities of modern female friendship--good bad ugly and everything in between #mswl

Brit Brooks-Perilli
@Britny_Perilli
Assistant Editor
anime/book/video game nerd. Sometimes writer, all the time magical girl & Assistant Editor @Running_Press & @RP_Kids . All views are mine. Avi: @stinkl1ng
41 MSWL

📚 More diverse, inclusive teens falling in love! Looking for romance, romantic comedy & situational rom-coms that can make me laugh and then hit me in all the feels. Favorites: fake dating, rivals-to-lovers, friends-to-lovers, stuck together & second chance #MSWL

Brit Brooks-Perilli
@Britny_Perilli
Assistant Editor
anime/book/video game nerd. Sometimes writer, all the time magical girl & Assistant Editor @Running_Press & @RP_Kids . All views are mine. Avi: @stinkl1ng
41 MSWL

I really want an upbeat, playful femme/non-binary friend squad just figuring out life & supporting the heck out of each other. Generally also looking for stories with conflicts that test the group dymanics but make them stronger as they work TOGETHER to overcome obstacles #MSWL

Brit Brooks-Perilli
@Britny_Perilli
Assistant Editor
anime/book/video game nerd. Sometimes writer, all the time magical girl & Assistant Editor @Running_Press & @RP_Kids . All views are mine. Avi: @stinkl1ng
41 MSWL

📚 Contemporary, commercial YA with an upbeat voice, emotional stakes & a heart of gold! Send all the situational comedies, quirky coming of age & tried-and-true friendship/squad stories. #MSWL

A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
76 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
65 Tips

Friendships! I’m so tired of the Mean Girl thing. Show me people supporting each other and lifting each other up not breaking each other down #MSWL

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
Editorial gremlin (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork #weneeddiversebooks #wndb art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
108 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips
Erin Clyburn ~closed to queries~
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
121 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

When I reopen to queries I want to see those friend families of outcasts & weirdos around that terrible cusp of adolescence. The kids who are patently uncool & dealing with tough stuff, but can get through it because they have each other, & lots of humor & heart.

Erin Clyburn ~closed to queries~
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
121 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

Erin Clyburn ~closed to queries~ @erin_clyburn

I just finished watching The Orange Years, a documentary about the early years of Nickelodeon, & it really coalesced for me my forever #MSWL when it comes to middle grade:

I’m always chasing the feeling some of those early Nick shows (Pete & Pete, Salute Your Shorts, Doug, Clarissa Explains It All—but mostly Pete & Pete) captured: of being a nerdy kid, pretty anxious, always on the fringes, but with those friends who totally got you.

A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
76 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
65 Tips
Rebecca Kuss
@reebsthereader
Editor
kidlit editor @ inkyard/harpercollins. ACAB. 🇰🇷 korean. 🧀 sconnie. 🔯 jewish. she, her. opinions are my own. #currentlyreading : interior chinatown
23 MSWL
7 AskAgent

DIVERSE LOVE STORIES, ROM COMS, & ROM DRAMS! 💖💖i need to see more teens of color falling in love and embarrassing themselves with a grand gesture. i want more proms and first dates and fake dating and childhood-best-friends-to-enemies-to-lovers stories 💖💖#mswl

Cortney Radocaj 🏳️‍🌈💖💜💙
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr • writer • she/her • bisexual • neurodivergent
88 MSWL
26 AskAgent
71 Tips

But also other relationships, esp when they’re complicated! Siblings, friends, ex friends, familial, etc. (honestly I just love people dynamics give me complex nuanced messy relationships on all levels)

Sarah Grill
@SarahGrill1
Editor
Associate Editor @StMartinsPress . she/her. Avid dog-spotter and Chicago native. Opinions my own but deep dish is better than thin crust.
14 MSWL
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators. Tweets by Amanda Schiffmann.
1718 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

“Middle Grade: modern-day Sweet Valley Twins series (featuring best friends).” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation

Tiffany Shelton 💋
@TiffanyDiahann
Editor
she/her • Editor @AmazonPub • Foodie • Tattoo + Tea Addict • Siren of Sass • Champion Napper • Opinions are mine • 🇯🇲🇮🇳🇨🇳 • 📷: Kichi @TheCovatar
95 MSWL
2 AskAgent
2 Tips